Minister: Digital Economy White Paper is a Guide for Digital Transformation

During the launch of the White Paper on National Strategy for Development of Indonesia’s Digital Economy 2030 on Wednesday (6/12/23,) Airlangga Hartarto Indonesia’s Economic Affairs Coordinating Minister said the white paper is a reference for the country in executing digital transformation that is in line with the Digital Economy Framework (DEFA,) according to reporting from Antara News.

According to Hartarto, Indonesia will require about nine-million workers in the digital sector in the next 15-years, which means the country will be pushed to produce 600,000 digitally capable talents annually.

The minister then highlighted that in order to prevent the nation’s digital talents from being taken over by other countries, Indonesia needs to devise a comprehensive road map that encompasses all processes, including the preparatory phase, transformation, and the phase when Indonesia emerges as a leader, report Antara News.

The National Strategy for Development of Indonesia’s Digital Economy itself is a product born from the tenacious efforts made by the country to articulate a framework for digital economy development since 2019. The strategy was finalized this year.

The formulation of the strategy involved collaboration processes among ministries, institutions, relevant authorities, academics, industry players, and consultants through focus discussion groups, limited discussion, and high-level meetings.

Meanwhile, Deputy for Digital Economy, Manpower, and Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Coordination at the Economic Affairs Coordinating Ministry; Rudy Salahuddin; stated that the White Paper serves as a guideline for implementing the national strategy, say Antara News.

“This document plays a role as a strategic guideline that details the Vision of Indonesia’s Digital Economy Development 2030 and outlines the direction, targets, and initiatives related to the development of the digital economy,” he stated.

Antara News say that he also outlined six main pillars of the development of the digital economy, namely infrastructure; human resources; business climate and cybersecurity; research, innovation, and business development; funding and investment; and policies and regulations.

Source: Antara News

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